Lausanne: More urban sports at Vidy’s Espace Fair-Play


Vidy’s Espace Fair-Play urban sports offer is expanding

New ramp, renovated, halfpipe, pumptrack, street area, bowl and basketball courts, these infrastructures opened on Friday, Olympic day.


The first downhill rides were donated by the International Olympic Committee and designed by Swiss artist Risley.

© Lausanne City | Gennaro Scotti

“It’s incroyable for the voice of the number of people, of all ages, that they are in soirée, holidays or week-ends, in particuliers of the jeunes”, says Emilie Moeschler, mayor of the municipality responsible for sports and sports. social cohesion. Since 2022, the city has launched a major renovation and development program for the Espace Fair-Play at Vidy.

And so, in May 2022, the city installed a pumping track as part of the Year of the Bike. In 2023, the existing 2 basketball courts and 4 beach volleyball courts will be joined by 2 3×3 basketball courts. The 1000 sqm skate park is equipped with street units and a 9m wide halfpipe completely renovated. Finally, a second ramp joined the Espace Fair-Play this spring. Entitled A New Chapter, this original work was created by Swiss artist Cyril Voeluz, aka Presley.

And so the Espace Fair-Play officially opened on Friday. During this ceremony, the International Fair Play Committee presented its awards to athletes Brittany Bo (USA, speed skating), Kokona Hiraki (Japan, skateboard, 2nd place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics) and Bobby Olsen (Australia, skateboard, 5th at Tokyo 2020). Olympiad).

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